The II Juruena Vivo Festival led to the city important reflections on the fate of sub-basin of the Juruena river – threatened by predatory activities and the prediction of the presence of more than 102 hydroelectric plants
The São Luiz do Tapajós hydroelectric, which once had the start of their operations planned for January 2016 is now projected to run from 2021.
Dams planned for the Amazon and its tributaries could do irreversible harm to fish migrations and to wildlife — but energy solutions ranging from run-of-the-river dams to a shift to solar and wind power could safeguard the forest.
The Brazilian company, involved in a huge corruption case in Brazil, will build a dam that will flood towns of Cajamarca and Amazonas regions, and will displace thousand people.
Across Peru, the central government and multinational corporations have come up against fierce resistance from local, typically rural, communities opposed to large dam and mining projects.
Fed by snow from the glaciated volcanic peaks of the Andes Mountains, and by rainwater falling on steamy lowland Ecuadorian rainforests, this vast stretch of Amazonia supports diverse terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, with significant unstudied flora and fauna.
Teles Pires power plant violated environmental plan and flooded the reservoir with trees inside. Decomposition must issue large amounts of methane, the greenhouse gas.
Researchers with the University of East Anglia say the full extent of impacts to biodiversity of large hydroelectric dams in lowland tropical forest regions have been “severely overlooked”.
Communities asserts that the dam will threaten to disappear and require prior consultation before the project starts.
Study reveals the loss of mammals, birds and chelonians in most of islands formed by the creation of Lake Balbina in the Brazilian state of Amazon.